Sometimes the world can be a scary place when we're alone. Lost and by ourselves we struggle for meaning and latch onto hope to justify hanging on when things are at their most perilous.
There are times when Hope and her sister, Fear, are so intertwined that we can't see one without the other.
Have you been there and done that? OK now step back and recognize that they're both in your head and neither are real. Step outside of yourself for a while and focus on helping others. Get out there and call your local rescue or shelter and see if you can foster a dog in need this holiday season.
You can't help from changing when becoming part of something larger than yourself. The door is open, but no one else can walk through it for you.